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A Wall Street Journal best seller and a USA Today Best Book of 2020! 

Named Energy Writer of the Year for The New Map by the American Energy Society

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future.

The world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations in a time of global crisis. Out of this tumult is emerging a new map of energy and geopolitics. The "shale revolution" in oil and gas has transformed the American economy, ending the "era of shortage" but introducing a turbulent new era. Almost overnight, the United States has become the world's number one energy powerhouse. Yet concern about energy's role in climate change is challenging the global economy and way of life, accelerating a second energy revolution in the search for a low-carbon future. All of this has been made starker and more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic dark age that it has wrought.

World politics is being upended, as a new cold war develops between the United States and China, and the rivalry grows more dangerous with Russia, which is pivoting east toward Beijing. Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping are converging both on energy and on challenging American leadership, as China projects its power and influence in all directions. The South China Sea, claimed by China and the world's most critical trade route, could become the arena where the United States and China directly collide. The map of the Middle East, which was laid down after World War I, is being challenged by jihadists, revolutionary Iran, ethnic and religious clashes, and restive populations. But the region has also been shocked by the two recent oil price collapses - and by the very question of oil's future in the rest of this century.

A master storyteller and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin takes the listener on an utterly riveting and timely journey across the world's new map. He illuminates the great energy and geopolitical questions in an era of rising political turbulence and points to the profound challenges that lie ahead.

©2020 Daniel Yergin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“The veteran energy analyst Daniel Yergin has turned his considerable talents to explaining how the world continues to be shaped by oil in his latest book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations ... Reportorial and supremely readable - no mean feat among geostrategy tomes.” (Wall Street Journal)

"A lucid, judicious overview of global energy and its discontents.” (Publishers Weekly)

"Yergin delivers a fascinating and meticulously researched page-turner ... Required reading. Another winner from a master.” (Kirkus, starred review)

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Too many opinions and lacking facts.

The age old problem of having an opinion projecting a thesis and then finding and selecting information to back up your thesis.

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Not his best: Overly broad, kind of sloppy

I respect Yergin as an energy historian, but this book tries to do too much and engages in too many broad generalizations with too few backing details. As might be expected from his background, he does best in discussions about the drama of the oil and gas industry. The inclusion of climate change seems tacked on, and his discussion of it seems thin. For instance, he mentions the expected costs of a low carbon energy future, but makes no comparison to the economic costs of climate change. Furthermore, his description of policy proposals like the Green New Deal seems to be drawn predominantly from Fox News talking points. Yergin is an accomplished historian capable of detailed research, so I expected better.

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A must read balanced view on state of Energy!

excellent neutral and subjective analysis of geopolitical map and future of energy. Puts into perspective the possible consequences of top down clean energy at any cost. The challenges of developing economies to balance growth and pollution fairly explained A must read for anyone who wants a subjective, unbiased analysis of the state and future of energy and hence the future of nations

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Enlightening

Connecting all the dots past, present and future of the impact from energy. The people, organizations and politics involvement in shaping history. How government and religions have correlated their actions to energy. The facts supporting the historical accounts, the dates and timelines, the order of events leading to a clear dissertation one can understand if one has the interest to do so in calming the misunderstanding and misinformation concerning energies past, present and future. Yergin has picked up from the epic “The Prize” and delivered the update in a course that should be required as a citizen of this planet.

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Exceptional and informed discussion of energy

An intelligent and interesting history of energy over the last 150 years and a realistic look forward over the next 50 years. Covers the political significance of oil and other forms of energy, the transition we are experiencing and the importance of energy, especially for the 2.5 billion people that do not have it today. Very interesting and well written. A must read if you want to discuss energy and climate change in a balanced and informed manner.

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Oil & Gas Are Here to Stay

An extremely well-researched, well-analyzed, and well-done book by an industry insider providing a global perspective on the energy picture over the next 30 years.

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Future of Energy and politics

This is an excellent follow up analysis of energy in Quest addressing issues climate, future of energy and global politics. A comprehensive study of potential implications of COVID-19 that could help pundits of policy and strategy field.

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Good but too recent

Good book and first 1/3 is very interesting, but if you’ve been keeping up with the news lately - it’s too much recap on very current events

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Jomo

While the history and writing are impeccable this author is obviously biased toward fossil fuels. In fact I almost wonder if he was commissioned. To be more balanced I would really love to have heard more about the impact of fossil fuels on our environment and the millions of lives lost each year due to respiratory illness caused by the burning of fossil fuels. It was a good read all in all but I lose interest when I feel there is an agenda.

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Excellent read

Great analysis of global factors, opportunities and threats shaping the economic and political landscape of energy, including both fossils fuels and renewables